After seeing this episode, Entertainment Weekly's Alynda Wheat gave it (and the series) an A-, saying that "on balance, this may be the most supreme Surreal yet."
Janice: Pepa is Pepa. You know, I'm dying to get into her pants. That's my quest.
Janice: (About Bronson) He was creepy! He was perverted! I'd rather sleep with a homeless person!
Omarosa: (About Janice) I am so excited there is a bigger drama queen in this house than me.
Casey: It's definitely a circus – there are plenty of clowns lying around.
Bronson: I think Janice's kinda cooky. Kinda wacky and weird. I like her.
Omarosa: (Bluntly, to Jose) Did you beat the **** out of your wife?
Omarosa: (To Jose) Doesn't that make your penis small? I hear steroids make your penis small.
Jose: That's a misconception. It's your testicles, not your wiener.
Janice: (About Jose) I hope he rips his pants when he bends over.
Jose: (About the possibility of sleeping on the pool table) I've been in jail before, and this is much softer.
Omarosa: How was that?
Janice: When you speak to Conseco, there's like a seven-second drag, because I guess he's taken too many steroids.
Omarosa: (About Jose) Did he threaten to beat you too?
Omarosa: (About Jose) "Caprice, he's going to beat me!"
Bronson: Jose is an oaf.
Pepa: (About Carey) You ask him how many tattoos he has, he says one.
Janice: (To Caprice) I was modeling before you had pubic hair.
Omarosa: (To Bronson) Sorry, I didn't mean to feel you up.
Bronson: I think that if you took a Barbie doll with a jointed crotch – you know, a filled vagina - and sucked all of the life out of it, you'd have Caprice.
Carey: (About one of his injuries) I almost died, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Janice: I met Bronson, and I wasn't surprised because I was expecting complete morons.
Caprice: I didn't get here cause I'm a schmuck.
Bronson: (About Janice) I liked her ass and her legs.
Andy: How's my hair look?
Andy: Thanks, yours too.
Janice: Thanks. It's fake.
Andy: (To Janice) I read your book. (Quoting Janice) Everything about me is fake and I am perfect.
Omarosa: (About her room) I'm not sharing. No way.
Bronson: Omarosa comes in ready to be on Dallas or Dynasty or something, with her heels, and her suit, and everything.
Omarosa: If they all did things my way, they wouldn't have any problems.
Andy: (To Omarosa) You are a huge bitch. You might even be bitchier than me.
Andy: Just Omarosa? Kinda like Cher?
Bronson: (To Andy) Can you help me with my emotional baggage?
Omarosa: Most people call me a bitch, but it doesn't matter because I'm more brighter than Donald Trump.
Janice threatens to quit the show after Bronson "gropes" her. However, with a little talk from Pepa, the dramatic model gets back into the series – her opinion of Bronson though, does not change.
This season, to continue with the "circus freaks" theme, the celebrities have a pet: a three-legged dog named Lucky. Caprice takes a special liking to the dog, while most of the other housemates think the dog is disgusting and scary-looking.
The producers of this season of The Surreal Life kept Jose Conseco's identity a secret from the first six celebrities. It was not until the newspaper came that the Surreal Lifers discovered that Jose would be staying with them. The newspaper also worked at making the housemates nervous, listing all of Jose's convictions and arrests.
Near the pool is a sign that says "No Lifeguard on Duty." This could be an allusion to Janice's book No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, which tells the story of her life. This book is referenced several times throughout the episode – the cover is shown in the quickie biography of Janice in the beginning of the episode, and Andy mentions that he read it. He quotes the book, saying that "everything is fake and I am perfect."
Bronson says, "Omarosa comes in ready to be on Dallas or Dynasty or something, with her heels and her suit..." Dallas and Dynasty are older television series from the 1980's. Both were primetime soap operas, and both featured female characters who wore elegant white suits, tall high heels, and hats, much like Omarosa at the beginning of this episode.
In the beginning of this episode, Andy likens Omarosa's name to that of Cher, in that both women choose to only include their first name – not their last. Cher, the popular singer and movie star, dropped her last name when she became famous. Omarosa's former last name, used on The Apprentice and other series in which she appeared, was Manigualt-Stalworth.